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Putin appoints Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new envoy to India

Nikolay Kudashev is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the ministry of foreign affairs of Russia.

india Updated: Aug 19, 2017 08:47 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Putin,Russian President,Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(Reuters File Photo)

Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev as Russia’s new ambassador to India, the country’s embassy here said on Saturday.

Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the ministry of foreign affairs of Russia.

“President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India,” the Russian Embassy here said in a statement.

The appoint of Kudashev comes nearly seven months after the death of Russia’s previous ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.

Kadakin, a fluent Hindi-speaking career diplomat considered a great friend of India, passed away on January 26 at a hospital in New Delhi after a brief illness. He was 67.

Kudashev was the Russian Ambassador to Micronesia and the Marshall Islands in 2014-2015.

First Published: Aug 19, 2017 08:47 IST